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Udoroot

What look to be a handful of sunflowers grow from an empty patch of grass.

Udoroot CR 5

XP 1,600
N Huge plant (psionic)
Init +0; Senses blindsight 60 ft., low-light vision, Perception +10

DEFENSE

AC 11, touch 3, flat-footed 11 (–5 Dex, +8 natural, –2 size)
hp 45 (6d8+18)
Fort +10, Ref +4, Will +5
Immune electricity, plant traits; Resist cold and fire 10

OFFENSE

Speed 0 ft.
Space 15 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks double manifest

Psi-like Abilities (ML 6th)

At-willenergy stun (electricity, 2d6, DC 15*), false sensory input (DC 15), id insinuation (two targets, DC 15*), mind thrust (ML 4th, 4d10, DC 14*), telekinetic force (275 lb., DC 15*), thought shield (power resistance 16*);

3/dayastral construct (3rd level*), body adjustment, mental barrier.

The save DCs are Charisma-based.

An udoroot can use its body adjustment power to repair damage to one of its crowns, as long as the crown has not been severed or destroyed.

*Includes augmentation for the udoroot’s manifester level.

STATISTICS

Str —, Dex —, Con 16, Int 4, Wis 13, Cha 14
BAB +4; CMB +0 (cannot use maneuvers); CMD 0 (cannot be tripped, grappling has no effect)
Feats Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Great Fortitude
Skills Perception +10
SQ crown regeneration, udoroot traits

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Udoroot Traits (Ex)

An udoroot can be killed only if its root is dug up or exposed, then burned, hacked apart, or otherwise destroyed. Severing or destroying all six crowns puts the plant out of commission, allowing excavation of the helpless root. The crowns are Medium objects with a hardness of 5 and 7 hit points. To sever a crown, an opponent must use the sunder action. The crowns can also be affected by spells or effects that affect an area or targeted by spells that affect an individual target.

Crown Regeneration (Ex)

An udoroot takes no damage from having a crown severed or destroyed. A severed crown dies and can no longer be used to attack, but the udoroot takes no other penalties. As long as the root system remains intact, the crown regrows in about a month.

Double Manifest (Ex)

An udoroot senses its surroundings and manifests its psi-like abilities through its crowns. It can manifest two psi-like abilities per round, as long as it has at least two crowns remaining.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forest
Organization solitary or patch (2-4)
Treasure half

Udoroots are carnivorous plants that use psionic powers to overcome creatures that it then devours.

The majority of the udoroot’s body is its root system which hides below the surface of the ground, leaving only a few stalks that resemble sunflowers exposed. In subterranean environments, an udoroot can essentially grow upside down, with its stalks coming from the ceiling, rather than the floor.

The exposed stalks of an udoroot have white petals with reddish seeds that are tough, but nutritious and can be made into a bread if ground down and cooked.

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